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Details on the Dairy Producer Margin Protection Program

by Mike Austin

Gone is the MILC Program (or at least by fall it will be)

Gone is the Dairy Product Price Support Program

and Welcome to the Dairy Margin Protection Program.

That is what dairy farmers will now be looking at if they opt to participate in the new voluntary safety net to protect their margin. David Cooper of Farm First Dairy Cooperative has been working on revamping national dairy policy for the past 5 years...so I thought he would be the perfect person to talk to to explain the new dairy safety net and the learning curve a head for dairy producers looking to adopt it as part of their risk management strategy